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Posted: September 24, 2018

Columbia Valley RCMP Report

By Sgt. Darren Kakuno

This past week, September 17 through September 23, Columbia Valley RCMP responded to 62 calls for service. The following are some of the more notable files our officers responded to.

Vehicle stolen from arena area

On September 17, a white 2004 Chevrolet Silverado with B.C. licence plate LL8 045 was reported stolen from the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena. The owner had left it parked outside the arena on Sunday night and returned the following morning to find it missing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Columbia Valley RCMP.

Stolen property recovered at school

On September 18, police were alerted to stolen property being stored inside lockers at David Thompson Secondary School. An officer attended and recovered the stolen property. Suspects have been identified and police continue to investigate.

School tagged with graffiti

On September 19, police received a report of vandalism to JA Laird Elementary School in Invermere. The school had been tagged with graffiti sometime over the night. Police are working with the school to identify those responsible.

Held in cells for own good

On September 21, at about 9 p.m., police were called to the Copper City Saloon in Invermere after an intoxicated man with a bloody nose was denied access to the establishment. Officers arrived to find the man being examined by BC Ambulance paramedics. The man refused any medical treatment but was found to be extremely unsteady on his feet and required assistance to walk short distances. He was arrested for being drunk in a public place and held in cells until he was able to care for himself.

Disturbance disbanded

On September 22, at 5:11 p.m., police received a report of a disturbance at a residence on Glacier Drive in Radium Hot Springs. Two men had reportedly been arguing and threatening physical violence but had separated prior to police arriving. Both men were spoken with and agreed to keep their distance from each other.

Sgt. Darren Kakuno is Columbia Valley RCMP Detachment commander

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